A Change.org petition calling for the Brit Awards to publish their voting academy diversity figures has now gained over 1,000 signatures following controversy surround this year's nominations and the obvious fact that many award-winning and internationally acclaimed British musicians of colour weren't acknowledged. (Ahem, Stormzy, Little Simz and Krept and Konan.)

Anant Naik, a gig promoter and music blogger, started the petition. "I wouldn’t usually think to start a petition myself, but I felt that someone had to do so,” he told BuzzFeed. "My inspiration came from the grassroots movement which made the Oscars rethink their approach to nominations. I wanted to harness the energy from that campaign which has led to something positive."

But apparently, the Brit Awards academy doesn't collect that type of information. "We do not have the diversity breakdown as we do not ask this of members invited to join the Academy," a Brit Awards spokesperson said. "The invitation to vote is extended on the basis of their music industry expertise so that they can make an informed decision. We want as broad a range of experts as possible, who can draw on a strong knowledge base and on their passion for music – people who work across all areas of the industry, including artists and media."

Find the petition here.